Hotel Bulwar ****, Toruń
Hotel Bulwar ****, Toruń
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Family run hotel History

Check-in 30 09 20
Check-out 01 10 20

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with history

with history Into the future

Hotel Bulwar is a family-run hotel respecting environement. Our Guests' wellbeing is our main concern.
Military object The beginning
Military object

Military object The beginning

Built in 1819 – 1822 as a military facility – barracks of the Prussian Army Cadet School, Historically called The Raclawice Barracks. In 1925, the building became the seat of the first Naval officers’ School in Poland.

During the years when the building was part of the city’s fortifications, in front of it there were a stable and storages.

Life goes on After World War II

After World War II it became a dormitory for the technical school of construction, which was located here until 1993. On the square in front of the dormitory there were technical workshop building and laundry.

Military object
Adaptation

Adaptation Pioneering solutions

In 2001, the former Raclawice Barracks were bought by the local family company, in order to adapt it to the hotel.
Together with the team of architects and designers, a project combining history and modern trends was developed.

You can read about the environment friendly technological solutions used in Hotel Bulwar in the Environment Icon.

Nowadays Full steam ahead!

The hotel building became part of the city’s history. Today, we are making sure that the hotel continues to play an important role:

  • As a partner of many cultural and sporting events;
  • One of the most attractive lighting installations during the Bella Skyway Festival in 2019.
  • We are taking active part in local and national charity campaigns;
  • As a part of cultural cooperation, hosting international personalities – Bryan Adams, Jose Carreras, Richard Gere, Mariza, Katie Melua, Basia Trzetrzelewska, Suzanne Vega, and many others.
Adaptation

Good to know Curiosities

  • The building was constructed in 1819 – 1822, as You can see above the portal and the original wooden door, which was back in the day - the main entrance to the building.
  • Part of fortification of the building was a 2 meters high floor, filled with clay, sand and ash, located between the 3rd and the 4th floor, which was supposed to stop a fire after bombing.
  • On the first and second floor by the lifts there are arrowslits, which during the Prussian reign, were used to shoot enemies.
  • In 1925, building of the Raclawice Barracks, officially became the seat of the first Naval Officers' School in Poland. After WWII the building became a dormitory which burned down in the nineties. As a ruin was purchased by current owners.

Adaptation - in search for ideal

  • The facility was divided into two parts – residential, historical part constructed in 1819 – 1822 and a service part built in 2008, with reception, hotel lobby, restaurant and conference rooms.
  • In the restaurant, club and underground car park, historic walls are preserved.
  • Due to its original function – military – the rooms are characterized by non-standard interior architecture, thick walls and subdued décor in earth colors, which distinguishes Hotel Bulwar from other modern hotels and adds a unique character to the interior.
  • The building is an integral part of the Old Town of Torun, UNESCO World Heritage site.
Opinion
Unique place
Unique place
Very nice combination of puristic techno style of rooms, lobby and bar with eclectic details of decor and rawness of naves or old brick. Great location, right next to the old town and the Vistula. Close to everywhere. Very comfortable, bright and cozy. Nice staff. Deserved 4 stars
Konrad P., Google
Unique place

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